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3/23/14 3:51 P

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My fitbit One does seem to count a swing as a step. I don't think the activity level and calorie burn estimate are correct for the activity since fitbit just sees how much and how fast you move and cannot factor in resistance. I wear a heart rate monitor and log non-step activities using my HRM calorei burn. But without one, I think the exertion is similar to either circuit training or vigorous calisthenics in intensity (if kettlebells aren't in the database--I don't recall since I use my HRM). Do only count the work time not rests if doing intervals.



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3/22/14 8:36 A

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I don't wear my fitbit when I work out unless I am running. I just track it separately since it does not seem to register non-stepping movements much (except for bow drying hair or clapping- those do register) But tracking separately, I think, gives me a more accurate calorie count since I get my steps in and then my boot camp, weight lifting, or yoga/pilates, whatever counted as well. I have worn it for a boot camp workout just to see. It registered less than 1/4 of the time as "very active" even though I was sweating, heart rate way up, and truly very active.
If you go on the fitbit site you can add extra activities. I haven't noticed that it syncs with SP like the food does, so I just log it on here and not worry about it on the fitbit site.



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3/22/14 4:15 A

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Fitbit is good with tracking walking or running however is not very good with tracking other types of exercising. I use Heart Rate monitor for weight training.



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3/21/14 11:50 P

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I'm totally confused on how to track my kettlebell workouts (which I haven't done many of for awhile) using the Fitbit.

This dilemma's really irritating. More on this tomorrow. Thanks for any good feedback!

HAPPY SPRING!!!!!

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"The most effective fitness workout is the one you do!"

"In 10 sessions you'll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you'll see the difference, and in 30 sessions you'll have a different body"- Joseph Pilates, on his training method

30 to 90 mins of cardio and strength/resistance, 5 days/wk

Dr-supervised Bio Hormone Therapy + Nutrition + Sleep + Stress Mgmt might start to = Fitness (partly borrowed from Fitness on the Run, Alexandria, VA USA)


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